The Electronic Entertainment Expo better known as E3, one of the biggest gaming events of the year, is currently underway delivering no shortage of new innovations for computers video games, and of course, gaming headsets. This is where you will find updates on the latest E3 2017 gaming headsets launched during the 3-day (June 13-15, 2017) convention in Los Angeles, California.
E3 2017 Gaming Headsets, Amps, More New Releases
Tuesday, LucidSound announced their new gaming headset, the LS25e designed especially for the eSports and competitive PC gaming community. It’s said to be built with all the bells and whistles to ensure a winning gaming experience whether playing over PC, mobile device, or game console. This E3 2017 gaming headset has 50mm high fidelity speakers, a “remarkably clear sound stage,” dual mics to allow players the option of using the integrated discrete mic (ideal for phone calls and casual chat) or the unidirectional, flexible boom mic for intense gaming sessions, proprietary controls built into the ear cups, and full compatibility with PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch and mobile platforms.
The LS25e will be available by appointment only during E3. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for your opportunity to experience the LS25e sports gaming headset IRL.
Tuesday, Razer launched their new wireless headsets for Xbox One and Playstation 4 at E3. The Razer Threshold Ultimate headsets are also PC compatible, giving gamers the ability to duke it out in Dolby 7.1 surround sound delivered through 50mm drivers whether via game console or desktop.
Both headsets are equipped with a retractable boom mic for yelling obscenities at other players. PS4 features On-headset controls for mic volume, game and voice chat balance, while the Xbox One has master volume to allow for quick access to every important audio setting.
Razer also touts the Threshold Ultimate headphones are the “most reliable wireless consoles” maintaining a solid connection up to 40 feet. They also have a battery life of up to 16 hours while taking about 4 hours to fully recharge.
“We are taking our expertise in designing the very best PC gaming hardware into the console arena,” says Min-Liang Tan, Razer co-founder and CEO. “These are the most reliable and best-sounding wireless console headsets ever made.”
These E3 2017 gaming headsets are available at razerone.com for $249.99.
Ahead of the convention, Turtle Beach didn’t hold back, announcing a slew of new headsets. The STEALTH 700 & 600 are their new wireless surround sound gaming headsets specifically designed for use with Xbox One consoles and PS4.
Using PS4, the STEALTH 700 & 600 include wireless USB transmitter that connects to the console delivering an “amazing game and chat audio experience.” When connected to XBox One, both headsets will be able to provide immersive surround sound using Microsoft’s new Windows Sonic for Headphones. For surround sound, the STEALTH 700 for PS4 features DTS: Headphone:X surround sound technology to deliver 7.1 channel surround sound, and the STEALTH 600 for PS4 uses Turtle Beach Virtual Surround Sound to create a deeply engaging audio and video gaming experience. The 700 features additional active noise cancelling technology. Both headsets are built with a rechargeable battery providing between 10-15 hours of gaming per use. Both headsets are said to launch in September 2017 at participating retailers starting at $99.95.
In addition, Turtle Beach announced 2 new wired headsets, the XO THREE for Xbox One modeled after XO FOUR STEALTH, and the RECON 150 for PS4, offering the same rugged yet comfortable design as their predecessor, with large 50mm speakers and a high-sensitivity mic. The XO THREE and RECON 150 launch this July for $69.95.
If you are a gamer who prefers computers over gaming consoles, Creative Technology announced their new sound card for PC gamers. The Sound BlasterX AE-5 is said to be the “best gaming headphone amplifier for PCs” especially since it is built with a 122dB 32-bit/384kHz ESS Sabre DAC, a “kick-ass custom-designed 600 ohm discrete headphone amp, audiophile-grade components, and proprietary Sound Blaster audio enhancement technologies.” This sound card is the first to feature a built-in RGB controller that comes with the Aurora Reactive Lighting System which means there’s a pretty sick light show built in to this thing. The fully customizable Aurora Reactive Lighting System allows users to choose from multiple presets or program it with up to 16.8 million colors and various rhythms to choose from, using the Sound Blaster Connect PC software.
I have a feeling this sound card would pair excellent with one of the aforementioned E3 2017 gaming headsets.
The Sound BlasterX AE-5 will be available in July 2017 on www.creative.com and authorized dealers for $149.99.